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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    do remember there isnt64bit flash plugin yet thou...
    there is 64bit java plugin.
    There is, on Linux at least and it works flawlessly. Don't think there's one for Windows though. http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    There is, on Linux at least and it works flawlessly. Don't think there's one for Windows though. http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
    ye thats what i meant no flash player for 64bit on windows.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Hmm i liking it, alot better than a beta i'd been running for yonks.

    However im not finding it as responsive as Chrome..

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    cold start is still dog slow...

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    cold start is still dog slow...
    Really? It starts pretty quickly for me, even with a few tabs from the last session.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Really? It starts pretty quickly for me, even with a few tabs from the last session.
    yup i even checked task man to make sure i started it.
    opera launched with around 20tabs in that time.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    finding it really slow, half my add ons don't work , Opera is faster on my pc why oh why did I upgrade from 3.06 to 3.5

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Firefox is definitely fast enough for me. I have a good few add ons running (adblock, no-script, personas) and starts up fast and I never wait for it to render a page when browsing, even after clearing the cache. Super fast.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Been using it since the early betas - it's a nice improvement in performances. Good to see Fx get Private Browsing alongside Chrome and IE.

    There's no 64-bit version of Firefox because there's no point. Apps aren't generally faster or better simply because they're 64-bit, especially apps like web browsers.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpman View Post
    finding it really slow, half my add ons don't work , Opera is faster on my pc why oh why did I upgrade from 3.06 to 3.5
    Indeed.. how could you have NOT spotted the warnings it gives to tell you exactly which addons WONT work... No doubt you did some strange thing that meant no warnings were shown?

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Do find the marketing funny, calling it so 2006, espesually as half the last features IE has been doing since version 4. Fonts and location aware....

    But on the whole it does feal a bit snappier. Still its a case of having your cache in RAM or SSD makes it feal faster than the whole browser war.
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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Just installed Firefox 3.5, and to me its the same, just without the addons which im sure will be updated over time.

    The problem I have with Firefox in general is that it takes ages to load. Once it has loaded however, it is a lot quicker than IE, and doesnt hang going from one website to another.

    With IE8 its a lot quicker to load, but browsing is a pain, it freezes on a white screen for ages then eventually the webpage appears. A lot of the time when starting IE8 it just hangs and I have to kill it. Finally when going from one tab to another it takes forever.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Is that different from the British spell-checker for 3.0.x then? Mine has only British spellings and not American.

    EDIT: Now using 3.5 and it's still British. 'Colour' is allowed, 'color' gives me the red line.

    EDIT2: Wow.. it actually is quick. Who'd have thought?!
    Which spell checker are you using because I am using British English Dictionary 1.19 and it has the american spelling of colour (thats just a red line under it) it seems to miss the u out of lots of words and insists on replacing random "s" with "z"

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Hasn't there been a 64 bit version for Linux for ages? Anyway, I'm not too comfortable with this 'location aware browsing' - something I'll be disabling. I think I'll stick with 3 for a bit until 3.5 matures.
    Easy enough disabled through the about:config

    Just search for a string called geo.enabled and toggle this so it says false and off you go

    Seem's the same trick for the awesome bar from 3 works in 3.5 also, wish it would remember settings instead of me having to go through all the config again to disable a handful of things.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Thanks I'll remember that. What did you change about the awesome bar?

    I'm using V1.19 and colour is OK for me. Check for any other spell-check plugin that might be interfering.

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    Re: News - Mozilla launches Firefox 3.5, claims using Internet Explorer is so 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Thanks I'll remember that. What did you change about the awesome bar?

    I'm using V1.19 and colour is OK for me. Check for any other spell-check plugin that might be interfering.
    Stopped it popping up at all as it just does my head in, I know the site that I want, don't need a bar to remind me xD

    It's more a habit from the netbook as screen estate is at a premium.

    If you want rid of it as I do then the following will get rid of it:

    1. Type about:config in the address bar
    2. Search for browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped
    3. Click on it so the value changes to True
    4. Close firefox and reopen it and the "awesome bar" will be gone for good.
    5. When reopened, clear out the history etc and the bar will not show the drop down list that's no use at all.

    EDIT: Just seen that this method is a bit flaky and will require 2 - 3 attempts for the browser to remember it, will dig around a bit more and see if there is anything new in the config to go with this.

    EDIT 2:

    Go into the tool menu for FF 3.5 and go to the privacy tab and tell the locaton bar to remember nothing to. This will completely get rid of the "awesome" bar, do this after you have done the steps above
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